Guide Overview

This guide will cover, in order:

  • Installing the desktop interface

  • Device initialization

  • Creating a Bitcoin wallet

  • Using passphrase security

  • Updating the firmware

  • Creating a backup to recover lost wallets

  • Receiving Bitcoin payments

  • Sending Bitcoin payments

There are also additional advanced features present throughout the guide (optional). Some are relatively easy to implement, but others required more time and resources.

By the end of this guide, you will have an interface installed on your computer which lets you receive, send and store bitcoins from your Coldcard device. Your wallet will be secured with a passphrase, and you will have proper backups in case your Coldcard is damaged, lost or stolen. You will know how to use the privacy features of your Bitcoin wallet to stay anonymous.

This is perfect if you want to buy great amounts of Bitcoin and store them privately and securely and for a long time.

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